Universities, Agencies Voice Support for Proposal Providing Pension Relief for Quasi-Government Entities
Following meetings this week with Gov. Matt Bevin’s legislative team, presidents from Kentucky universities and representatives from quasi agencies voiced support for a proposal to provide financial relief to the Commonwealth’s quasi government entities. The proposal creates options for these organizations to meet increasing pension obligations while also continuing to provide essential public services to Kentuckians.
Beshear Joins Coalition Urging Congress to Fund Civil Legal Aid
Beshear and the coalition wrote letters to the U.S. House and U.S. Senate Committees on Appropriations requesting funding for the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in the Fiscal Year 2020 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill.
There are four LSC grantees serving Kentucky families in all regions of the state, which include the Legal Aid Society, Legal Aid of the Bluegrass, the Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky and Kentucky Legal Aid. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Beshear: Medicaid Fraud Unit Secures Guilty Plea of Former Eastern Kentucky Suboxone Clinic Doctor
Attorney General Andy Beshear and his Office of Medicaid Fraud and Abuse today announced a former Eastern Kentucky doctor pleaded guilty to eight counts related to the illegal operation of a Suboxone clinic in Lawrence County. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
Beshear Files Suit to Defend Teachers from Governor’s Unlawful ‘Sickout’ Subpoenas
In an effort to defend teachers’ First Amendment rights, Attorney General Andy Beshear, joined by the Jefferson County Teachers Association (JCTA), filed a lawsuit today in Franklin Circuit Court to stop the governor’s unlawful “sickout” subpoenas.
After the governor and his Labor Cabinet refused to rescind their subpoenas last week, Beshear filed suit and is asking a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to ensure school districts are not forced to respond to the subpoenas by the May 10 deadline and to protect teachers from being fined. Continue reading FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
University of Kentucky, Commonwealth Awarded $87 Million to Lead Effort Combating Opioid Epidemic
Governor Matt Bevin and University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto today joined U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar in Washington D.C. to announce a major grant award to combat the opioid epidemic. Continue reading From the Commonwealth of Kentucky Governor’s Office
Senator McConnell Assists University of Kentucky to Secure Largest Federal Grant in School History
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced today the University of Kentucky was awarded an $87 million federal competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – the largest federal grant in school history. This federal grant is the result of action taken last year when Congress – with the support of Senator McConnell – allocated $500 million to NIH for a new initiative for research related to opioid addiction, development of opioid alternatives, pain management, and addiction treatment. Continue reading From the Office of Mitch McConnell
This week City of Berea Mayor Bruce Fraley honored the people who support first responders 24/7. At a brief ceremony at City Hall, Fraley read the following proclamation: Continue reading Berea celebrates contributions of 911 telecommunicators
(FRANKFORT, KY) January 11 – Declaring “I’m running to make it easy to vote, and hard to cheat,” Paducah native and prominent Republican election attorney Michael G. Adams formally launched his 2019 campaign for Kentucky Secretary of State in remarks at the Kentucky State Capitol.
Adams highlighted his extensive experience as a trusted hand guiding a national political committee, candidates around the country, and high-level federal and state officials on compliance with election laws and ethics laws, which makes him arguably the most qualified candidate ever to seek Continue reading GOP ELECTION ATTORNEY MICHAEL G. ADAMS LAUNCHES SECRETARY OF STATE CAMPAIGN